The Dog Days

Americans have always loved their dogs, but their fixation on treating them like humans is getting a little out of hand. People are cooking for their dogs, sending them to summer camp and treating their illnesses with pacemakers and wheelchairs. Coming next month at Bloomingdale's: Bark Avenue, a dogcentric boutique that will sell designer beds, perfumes and clothes. That's not all:

DOGMA Artist Stephen Huneck has built a canine chapel in Vermont, a sacred space for those who have loved and lost dogs. Open to the public.

BOW-LINGUAL Just introduced in Japan, this pager-like device translates dog noises into emotions so...

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